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Women’s Lacrosse Defeats Mount St. Mary’s, 14-8, on Senior Night
Jen Kasper scored five points to lead UMBC on Senior Night.
Baltimore-Sophomore attack Abbey Swift scored a career-high four goals and senior attack Jen Kasper posted five points as the UMBC women’s lacrosse team (7-8) defeated local rival Mount St. Mary’s (7-7) by a score of 14-8 Wednesday evening at UMBC Stadium on Senior Night.
The Retrievers jumped out to a 5-0 lead, as Swift scored the first two goals of the game less than a minute and a half apart and had a hat trick by the 18:51 mark of the first half.
The teams traded goals during the first six minutes of the second half before UMBC scored four in a row to take control of the game at 13-5. Senior defender Brittany Strasdauskas scored her first two goals of the season back-to-back during that stretch.
The Mount scored three of the final four goals of the game, but the Retrievers held on for the 14-8 victory.
Swift led all scorers with four goals, while Kasper finished with a game-high five points on three goals and two assists. Sophomore midfielder Kara Dorr also posted four points on two goals and two helpers.
Casey Paris led Mount St. Mary’s with three goals, while Jenna Duffy had three assists for the Mount.
UMBC freshman goalie Kate Quick played 55:28 in the net and recorded 11 saves while allowing six goals. Sophomore Susie Sweeney played the final 4:32 between the pipes and allowed two goals while stopping three shots.
Jane Karger played all 60 minutes in goal for Mount St. Mary’s and made 13 saves.
The Retrievers out-shot the Mountaineers, 40-33, and held a 16-9 advantage on ground balls. The teams were even with 12 draw controls apiece.
Before the game, the Retrievers celebrated Senior Night and honored their eight seniors – Kasper, Strasdauskas, midfielders Kelly Fahey and Megan Mullins, defender Sam Sankovich, attacks Heather Licht and Lynnea Spinnenweber and goalie Kristina Raab.
The Retrievers return to action Saturday, April 21, when they take on America East rival